Chicago Electricity Supplier

Bringing Chicago better electricity rates.

Make the smart choice when it comes to where you get your energy in Chicago. Pick AEP Energy as your Alternative Retail Electric Supplier.

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Why AEP Energy?

Instead of paying fluctuating utility rates, with AEP Energy, you’ll receive:

  • Fixed-rate pricing for the duration of the plan you choose
  • Same reliable service at a better price
  • No cancellation fees if you are not 100% satisfied
  • Reward Dollars to use in AEP Energy Reward Store

Believe it.

Your neighbor may live only a few feet away, but her electricity rates may be far different than yours. Why is her price plan different? She’s using AEP Energy as her Alternative Retail Electric Supplier (ARES).

Many people in the Chicago area have saved money with AEP Energy. That’s because changing your ARES to AEP Energy takes only a few moments and is incredibly easy. We promise.

When you choose AEP Energy, you get secure electricity prices along with the same bill and service from your local utility. Plus, we protect you from potentially volatile and fluctuating electricity rates by selling power at market-based prices. So you get a fixed price, no early termination fees and peace of mind.

When you choose your electric supplier, rely on AEP Energy. We are one of the largest and oldest energy companies in the United States, and we are committed to total customer satisfaction.

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Renewable electricity in Chicago.

Chicagoans can choose an electricity plan that supports a cleaner environment and provides the same electricity service.

The plan is called ECO-Advantage®, and it matches 100% of your electricity usage with national Green-e® Energy certified wind Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). When you buy and pair RECs with your electricity service, you are getting and using renewable electricity.

Buying RECs also helps build a market for renewable electricity and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. ECO-Advantage® helps you make a positive impact on the environment without expensive equipment or additional costs. It’s a win-win.

Let AEP Energy be your renewable electricity provider.

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ECO-Advantage is Green-e Energy certified, and meets the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at www.green-e.org.

Choice for Chi-Town.

Whether you live near Wrigley Field, Midway, Chicago State, or somewhere in between, there’s an AEP Energy plan that’s right for your location.

AEP Energy is an alternative retail electric supplier serving Chicago.

AEP Energy is proud to supply electricity to the Windy City and other communities in the Chicago Metropolitan Area. It’s not only the most populous city in Illinois, it’s also the 3rd most populous in the United States.

Energy deregulation in the area has given homeowners in counties like Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kankakee, Kane, Kendal, McHenry, and Will to take greater control of their energy costs. This means they don’t have to buy just from the utility company. They can choose an energy supplier and plan that meets their energy needs best.

Families in Second City can keep their homes warm and toasty in the winter and cool and comfy in the summer, while depending on budget certainty and stable energy rates from AEP Energy. While they root for the Bulls, Bears, Blackhawks, Cubs, and White Sox, Chicago-area families can rely on AEP Energy to keep the power running to their screens and radios.

AEP Energy offers electricity plans to almost every town in the Chicago region, including: Aurora, Elgin, Evanston, Naperville, and many more. Zip codes include:

60004, 60005, 60007, 60008, 60009, 60016, 60017, 60018, 60019, 60022, 60025, 60026, 60029, 60038, 60043, 60053, 60055, 60056, 60062, 60065, 60067, 60068, 60070, 60074, 60076, 60077, 60078, 60090, 60091, 60093, 60094, 60095, 60104, 60107, 60130, 60131, 60133, 60153, 60154, 60155, 60159, 60160, 60161, 60162, 60163, 60164, 60165, 60168, 60169, 60171, 60173, 60176, 60179, 60192, 60193, 60194, 60195, 60196, 60201, 60202, 60203, 60204, 60208, 60301, 60302, 60303, 60304, 60305, 60402, 60406, 60409, 60411, 60412, 60415, 60418, 60419, 60422, 60425, 60426, 60428, 60429, 60430, 60438, 60439, 60443, 60445, 60452, 60453, 60454, 60455, 60456, 60457, 60458, 60459, 60461, 60462, 60463, 60464, 60465, 60466, 60467, 60469, 60471, 60472, 60473, 60475, 60476, 60477, 60478, 60480, 60482, 60487, 60499, 60501, 60513, 60525, 60526, 60534, 60546, 60558, 60601, 60602, 60603, 60604, 60605, 60606, 60607, 60608, 60609, 60610, 60611, 60612, 60613, 60614, 60615, 60616, 60617, 60618, 60619, 60620, 60621, 60622, 60623, 60624, 60625, 60626, 60628, 60629, 60630, 60631, 60632, 60633, 60634, 60636, 60637, 60638, 60639, 60640, 60641, 60642, 60643, 60644, 60645, 60646, 60647, 60649, 60651, 60652, 60653, 60654, 60655, 60656, 60657, 60659, 60660, 60661, 60664, 60666, 60668, 60669, 60670, 60673, 60674, 60675, 60677, 60678, 60680, 60681, 60682, 60684, 60685, 60686, 60687, 60688, 60689, 60690, 60691, 60693, 60694, 60695, 60696, 60697, 60699, 60701, 60706, 60707, 60712, 60714, 60803, 60804, 60805, 60827, 60006, 60082, 60141

Chicagoans can choose from a number of competing companies in the area, including AEP Energy, which not only offers competitive price plans, but also delivers renewable energy options.

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Electric companies in Chicago.

The following companies provide the distribution and transmission of electric power in Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kankakee, Kane, Kendal, McHenry, Will, and the surrounding areas.

Commonwealth Edison (ComEd)

The largest electric utility in Illinois, ComEd provides electricity to Chicago and much of Northern Illinois.

Why Chicago residents choose AEP Energy.

AEP Energy customers around the Chicago area are very pleased. Read what they have to say.

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I searched energy suppliers online, checked all the suppliers in my area, visited their websites and found AEP Energy. They had flexible contract terms and much better pricing than the “great” my current provider was going to give me. They made switching easy; just fill out the information online and they took care of the rest. I haven’t had any issues to this point and don’t expect to.

John K. Homer Glen, IL

AEP Energy is a very reliable alternative energy company with no termination fees ever. They won’t call you & harass you over phone to get your business. Also, if you have a contract with them ready to expire, they send you a letter to let you know a month in advance.

Carol B. Beecher, IL

AEP Energy offered the best price with the longest contract of all the energy suppliers in my area for 100% wind power. Their easy-to-use website and friendly customer service made the experience very easy.

Mathew S. Brookfield, IL

AEP Energy has had, in the last two-three years, very competitive prices compared to other suppliers. Also, their customer service is top notch. I would recommend AEP Energy.

Iona W. Urbana, IL

I chose AEP Energy to opt out of a default aggregated deal another supplier provided at a higher cost. AEP Energy not only provided a lower cost, but also had a fixed rate and no cancellation fee. After figuring out their amazing deal, I switched online in a few minutes thanks to their easy to understand, reliable website.

Gi T. Urbana, IL

Frequently Asked Questions

Enrollment

  • No. Most Public Utilities Commissions have only allowed investor owned utilities to participate in electric choice. Municipal electric cooperatives do not participate in electric choice.

  • There is no equipment to install or any changes in wiring or hardware. You also won’t experience any interruptions as a result of enrolling with AEP Energy and there will be no changes in your electricity delivery.

  • Eligibility rules for assistance programs can vary by state and/or utility. Please contact your local utility for more information. In Illinois, we can enroll customers who are currently on a Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) or Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and you will not notice a change with regard to your PIPP or LIHEAP benefits.

  • Unfortunately, if you owe money to the local utility, you are not eligible to enroll with AEP Energy until your balance has been paid.

  • No, AEP Energy will take care of notifying the local utility. Enrolling with AEP Energy does not eliminate or cancel your current local utility service. You will remain a customer of your current local utility as they will continue to read your meter, send you one bill that contains all of your charges and provide maintenance and emergency services.

  • In most cases, your service will begin on the next available meter-read date after your local utility accepts your enrollment. This typically takes up to 45-75 days after we receive your enrollment form.

  • Switching fees are a cost imposed by your local utility (with the exception of Pennsylvania) that you may incur as a result of changing suppliers. However, AEP Energy will cover those charges. Please note – switching fees should not be confused with early termination fees. Many price plans do not include an early termination fee, however, please carefully review the terms and conditions of your contract.

  • Many of our price plans do not have an early termination fee if you cancel prior to the end of your agreement. However, please carefully review the terms and conditions of your contract.

  • Yes, our price plans will require that you enter into a contract. Your agreement will outline the terms and conditions including your price and term length, as well as cancellation and renewal provisions.

  • AEP Energy has a variety of electricity product offerings to meet your energy needs. Click here to see the price plans for your area.

  • You will need to provide AEP Energy with your account name and service address as listed on your utility bill, as well as your utility account number. Some utilities use various forms of account numbers or identifiers for their customers. Click here to use our Utility Number Reference Guide to help you find your utility account number and identify what type of information to provide AEP Energy.

  • It’s easy to enroll with AEP Energy! Simply enroll online by browsing the price plans for your area or give us a call at 1-855-300-7192.

General

  • Thank you for your interest in AEP Energy’s Illinois Net Metering Program. Click here to learn more about the program and download your application.

  • Renewable energy comes from natural sources that are infinite and constantly replenished, like sunlight and wind. Choosing renewable energy is a sustainable and environmentally-friendly way to power your home. Learn more about renewable energy and its benefits here.

  • If you are moving to a new home or apartment, call your local utility to place a disconnect order and arrange for service at the new location. Then contact one of our Customer Care Representatives toll free at 1-866-258-3782 or by completing the contact form here to let us know your plans. Although you can’t transfer your agreement to the new location, you can sign up your new location under a new agreement if it is within a service area that we serve. Click here to see what markets we serve.

  • Many price plans do not include an early termination fee, however, please refer to your service agreement for cancellation provisions.

  • Many consumers have the power to choose an electricity and natural gas supplier, like AEP Energy. If your home is located in a deregulated state, you can choose who supplies your generation and transmission services and what price you pay for it. This allows you to choose the supply plan and contract length that works for you. To learn more about how energy choice works and its benefits, click here.